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Why I Love Tax Season (and why Congress should keep making it lovable)

April 17, 2015
This year, thank to the Child and Dependent Care Credit, I saved $400. How far can $400 go? For my family, it equals to one week of mortgage, or two weeks of groceries, or five weeks of gasoline. It may not sound much, but is indeed very helpful. Coincidentally (and unfortunately), I had an accident just a couple of weeks ago. I was hit from behind by an unlicensed driver. My 22-month-old was in the car when the accident happened. Since the other party was not licensed nor insured, I had to pay for the damage with my own insurance. I have a $500 collision deductible and the $400 child care credit kicked in just in time to help me fix my car and replace my baby’s infant car seat.
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Walking Backwards Through the Grocery Store

April 16, 2015
Yesterday my son and I went for a bike ride to the park and decided to swing by the grocery store on our way home to pick up a few things. When we went to check out I realized that I didn't bring my wallet to the park. We put back our groceries and my son was laughing about how it was his first...
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The Hidden Facts of Tax Day

April 15, 2015
Today is Tax Day, and millions of Americans are trying to get their taxes doen before the deadline. As you send in that check to the IRS or eagerly await your tax refund, have you stopped to think about what the federal government is doing with that money? Many Americans don’t, and for good reason...
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Tell Congress: Tax breaks for working families, not corporations!

April 15, 2015
Today is Tax Day! This is the perfect opportunity to remind Congress to support and strengthen tax breaks for working families, not just wealthy corporations. Write Congress today and tell them to support the EITC and Child Tax Credit.
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What Would You Buy With Your 23 Cents?

April 14, 2015
Working women are shorted 23 cents for every dollar a man makes. On its own, 23 cents doesn’t sound like much. Sure it’s wrong that women still are paid only 77 cents on the man’s dollar. But what can 23 cents buy? How about a nice house? A private college education for four kids? Twelve brand new...
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Concern Trolling

April 13, 2015
This blog post originally appeared in My Imperfect Truth . I’ve written extensively on these pages about my struggle with my weight. About my life as a fat kid called “Elephant Youngs” on the playgrounds of every grade school in Falmouth, Maine. About my victories and losses on the battlefield of...
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Helping Our Kids Choose Health Now, And as Adults

April 9, 2015
Right now, we’re celebrating National Public Health Week , which is focused on how we can become the healthiest nation possible by 2030. Fifteen years from now, my daughter will be beginning her adult life—that feels like a long way off, but it’ll be here before I know it. As a public health...
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I Delivered On CHIP, Can You?

April 3, 2015
I was frazzled when I heard the Frog Princess wouldn't have school today. But, after posting a link to Facebook asking my friends to sign up to deliver a booklet of stories to Senator Nelson's office, the day became everything but. You see, we've been working on spreading the word to get the...
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